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Molson Coors responds to US decision on AB InBev & SABMiller deal

The US Department of Justice has reached a final agreement with AB InBev and SABMiller, which will allow Molson Coors to acquire SABMiller’s 58% stake in MillerCoors, as well as...

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets US approval

The US Department of Justice says it will permit Anheuser-Busch InBev to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. A settlement requires AB InBev to divest SABMiller’s entire US business, including...

US brewers pledge to display nutrition and calorie information

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Heineken USA are among the brewers in the US who have agreed to provide more information on beer labels, including calorie content and other nutritional information. 

EU Commission to investigate if ‘AB InBev has abused its position’ on Belgian beer market

The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether AB InBev has abused its ‘dominant position on the Belgian beer market’ by hindering imports of its beer from neighboring...

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets clearance in South Africa, with conditions

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved AB InBev’s takeover of SABMiller, with conditions. 

The world’s top 10 beer brands

Budweiser takes the top spot in the BrandZ Beer Top 10 Brands list, but which other brews feature in the rankings? 

South Africa Competition Commission sets conditions for AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller

South Africa’s Competition Commission has recommended that AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller should be approved with conditions. 

European Commission approves AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller

The European Commission has approved AB InBev’s acquisition of SABMiller; conditional on AB In Bev ‘selling practically the entire SABMiller beer business in Europe’.

NEWS IN BRIEF

AB InBev to transfer SABMiller’s Panama business to Ambev

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to transfer SABMiller’s Panamanian business to Ambev. In exchange, Ambev will transfer to AB InBev its business in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. 

SABMiller packaging shows when beer is at the perfect drinking temperature

SABMiller has launched a ‘smart sensor’ technology that tells consumers when their beer is at the perfect drinking temperature.

News in brief

AB InBev offers to sell more of SABMiller’s European brands

Anheuser-Busch InBev has offered to sell SABMiller’s central and eastern European assets, as it seeks the European Commission’s approval of its acquisition of SABMiller. 

AB InBev accepts Asahi offer for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to sell SABMiller brands Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime to Asahi Group Holdings. 

AB InBev to sell SABMiller’s stake in Snow to China Resources Beer

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in China Resources Snow Breweries (CR Snow), the company behind the Snow beer brand, to China Resources Beer.

Brexit debate

Food and drink bosses back EU membership

Quitting the EU would “deter investment, threaten jobs and put the economy at risk”, according to the bosses of food and drink firms who joined nearly 200 other business leaders in signing...

Asahi bids for Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime beer brands

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has offered to buy SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime brands, in a bid worth $2.9bn. 

Heineken, SAB Miller, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlè & PepsiCo.

CGF completes five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems

Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have completed a five-year project to install low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units...

SABMiller sees strong quarter in Africa and Latin America

SABMiller has seen strong growth in its Africa and Latin America markets, it reported in its Q3 2015 trading update. 

Africa: The fastest growing beer market

The beer market in Africa is predicted to grow faster than any other region over the next five years, driven by a rising population, urbanization, and increased GDPs.

AB InBev and SABMiller deal: Public health scientists suggest ‘threat to global health’ but AB InBev pledges positive impact

The tie-up between AB InBev and SABMiller could have consequences for public health, particularly in emerging markets such as Africa, say scientists writing in the BMJ. In response, AB InBev points...

Craft beer buyouts: It’s the quality of the brew that ultimately counts

When large multinational brewers buy small independent craft brewers, it often prompts an outcry among beer fans. But do consumers really care who owns their favourite beer brands?

AB InBev and SABMiller: Deadline extended again

The deadline for AB InBev to make its formal takeover offer for SABMiller has been pushed back another week; with the date now set as 11 November.

AB InBev and SABMiller: regulators extend deadline for formal offer

AB InBev has been given another week to make a formal takeover offer for SABMiller, with today’s deadline extended by UK regulators. 

AB InBev and SABMiller deal: How will other big brewers react?

Further tie-ups could be expected as other brewers react to the AB InBev and SABMiller deal, says IBISWorld, with mergers and acquisitions proving an efficient strategy in recent years. 

A global beer shake-up: AB InBev and SABMiller deal

AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito has championed the tie-up with SABMiller as the creation of ‘the first truly global beer company.’ But where are the regions to watch: and where...

AB InBev deal set to change region’s beer landscape

With the deal to create the world’s biggest brewer agreed in principle, the Chinese and Australasian beer landscapes are destined to change, say analysts.

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